Kashif Mumtaz rejoined the Institute of Strategic Studies as Research Fellow on September 2, 2013, after completing MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. Kashif’s studies were funded by the University of Oxford through a Michael Wills Scholarship. He wrote his MPhil dissertation on “The Politics of IDP Protection in Pakistan: Global Norms to Local Practices.” His thesis investigated how the global norms relating to protection of internally displaced persons change when practiced at national and local levels. Kashif, who earlier studied International Affairs at Australian National University, is interested in understanding the intersection of security and development agenda. His main research interests include state fragility, internal conflict, internal displacement and humanitarian issues.